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Parents had high rates of anxiety and depression during COVID. That affected kids | Opinion

BY: - January 22, 2023

Decades of research clearly demonstrate that the mental health of parents and their children are inextricably linked.

An illustration of the COVID-19 virus. (Image by Fotograzia/Getty Images)

Citing Medicaid costs, GOP governors call for an end to pandemic public health emergency

BY: and - December 22, 2022

'It is time we move on from the pandemic,” the governors’ Monday letter argued.

Report: Ranks of uninsured Pa. kids dropped during pandemic | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - December 13, 2022

But the end of the public health emergency could undo that progress, an advocacy group has warned.

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Tom Wolf’s Legacy: Progressive change, steady leadership, better government | Opinion

BY: - December 9, 2022

The Democrat delivered on his promise of a government that actually works for the people of Pennsylvania.

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Medical staff tend to a COVID-19 patient. Courtesy of University Hospitals

The Great Plague of Marseille and Misinformation: Then and Now | Opinion

BY: - December 7, 2022

As was the case with the COVID-19 pandemic, misinformation made an 18th century health disaster even worse.

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Here’s how to address vaccination hesitancy in Pa.’s multicultural community | Opinion

BY: - November 30, 2022

To my brothers and sisters of color, for us to traverse these health disparities, we have to be proactive contributors.

‘Sobering, but not surprising’: Report details the pandemic’s toll on Philly students’ test scores

BY: - October 25, 2022

Reading and math scores for some students dipped as schools shuttered during the public health crisis.

Emily Withnall was living in Montana when she contracted COVID-19. In the two years since then, she's moved to New Mexico and found a job but says she's also experienced a laundry list of symptoms that have hampered her ability to live, work and provide for her family. (Photo by Gino Gutierrez)

Millions of workers are dealing with long COVID. Advocates call for expanding social safety net

BY: - October 23, 2022

Sixteen million people of working age in the U.S. suffer with long COVID and of those, from 2 to 4 million people were unemployed in June and July.

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Report: Nearly half of LGBTQ-owned businesses were denied COVID-relief loans

BY: - October 15, 2022

Poorer economic conditions among LGBTQ-owned small businesses hurt them when it came time to apply for aid.

FDA, CDC greenlight updated COVID-19 booster for kids 5 to 11

BY: - October 12, 2022

WASHINGTON — The federal government on Wednesday recommended an updated COVID-19 booster for kids between 5 and 11, expanding use of the new bivalent shots beyond people 12 and older. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration first authorized the updated vaccines use in the morning before the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended them […]

Medical staff tend to a COVID-19 patient. Courtesy of University Hospitals

Study: More Republicans than Democrats likely died of COVID-19

BY: - October 5, 2022

Research shows that there were 14,146 vaccine-preventable deaths in Pennsylvania.

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A nurse treats a patient with coronavirus in the intensive care unit at a hospital on May 1, 2020, in Leonardtown, Maryland. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

The pandemic made racial discrepancies in health care much worse | Opinion

BY: - September 29, 2022

The United States is one of the richest countries in the world, but we suffer from one of the highest rates of preventable mortality.